NQN

How to survive your first 6 months as a NQN

Being a Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re starting work where you completed your management placement or if you’re moving to a new department or trust, there are always challenges to be faced. Thankfully there is a lot of support out there for NQNs, not just from your employer but also… Continue reading How to survive your first 6 months as a NQN

Placement

In a world of nursing

In a world of nursing, it can be quite easy to get lost in your own negative thoughts. Especially the very first few months of nursing; these were the toughest for me. I had to get my head around timetables, Harvard referencing, revision and organising myself. I had my head down and tried to get by. This, everyone, is how NOT to be! Lecturers at BCU made… Continue reading In a world of nursing

Study & Academia

What is learning disability nursing?

Out of the four fields of nursing, learning disability nursing seems to one of mystery. The role and existence of learning disability nurses is still questioned frequently and our specialist skills are often overlooked. So, what is this enigma that we call learning disability nursing? There is no clear definition for learning disability nursing and… Continue reading What is learning disability nursing?